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Eldon man arrested after chase

Christopher Denham
Christopher Denham

ELDON – An Eldon man was arrested Feb. 25 after leading deputies on a chase.

Wapello County sheriff’s investigator Aaron McConnell said a deputy attempted to stop a man later identified by deputies as 25-year-old Christopher Denham for a traffic violation of driving without a license plate on the morning of Feb. 25, but Denham refused to stop. Riding a dirt bike, Denham eluded law enforcement for a few miles before taking his bike off road.

Wapello County deputies set up a perimeter around the area Denham was last seen and eventually arrested him.

Denham was charged with eluding law enforcement, a serious misdemeanor, and driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor.